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Old 01-01-2009, 08:17 PM   #31
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If you spray bearings with Wd-40 after cleaning....they really cant rust or get wet.. at all

So your bearings wont be shot
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:25 PM   #32
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I use a variety of all these methods, depending on how much racin I do, If I use water, I follow up with.....

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Works great if it happens to Rain when you race!
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:28 PM   #33
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Or after this mess...
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yessir.. no scrubbing or rubbing .. green stuff and some pressure.. cost 1.50.. but its clean when im done.. dont find any small spots i might of missed with the water hose.. crash.. is there anything you dont have a pic of??
Ok I gotcha I was thinking about the drive through car washes.
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Or after this mess...
How you like that eb pipe on there??? I just got one but haven't run it yet.
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and that dudes wants to take it apart before cleaning it .. lol im not touching that car unitll its washed off.. .
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When I had mine it felt like a 2050 with the top end of a JP 2 \, But it made good torque everywhere, just a bit piggish on fuel, but I was running an 8mm restrictor, Good pipe, I think it would really help a stock mill versus a modded one...IMO (In Monkeys Opinion)
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When I had mine it felt like a 2050 with the top end of a JP 2 \, But it made good torque everywhere, just a bit piggish on fuel, but I was running an 8mm restrictor, Good pipe, I think it would really help a stock mill versus a modded one...IMO (In Monkeys Opinion)
Cool. I have been running a jp-3 on my stock v-spec in a losi truggy with very good results but I figured for $50 I would give it a try. I have been getting 10-11 mins on a tank with the jp-3 and 9mm restrictor. What runtime were you getting with the eb?
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7-8 on a Big track, 10-11 on a tight off power track, Just be mindfull of the Wide open throttle, it seemed to really run fat there, if it was for to long...Bottem never seemed overly rich, even after lid time...
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you can try O'Donnell speed wash
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you dont have to rebuild the diffs and shocks after getting your car wet...
but how are your bearings getting the dust cleaned out of them if you say you dont have to go through them??? after a day at the track my bearings need good blasting out regardless how it was cleaned.. especially if they are "greased" up like you say. ..i have never ran the grease in my bearings... or alot of lube for that matter.. im not fast but i know what works for me .. and i know water will not hurt a well maintenced car.
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If you dont use the water hose on your car you dont have to go through all the bearings and diffs and shocks every week.
Also.....
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As far as the bearings, water can and will get in them, reguardless of sheild type. Usually the outer bearings get fresh grease every week. The diff bearings last two along with the diffs.
Man you was quick to try to burn me. Its all good tho
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I use this handy little tool http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=97014
Take a 5gal fuel tank, buy a bottle of Orange Blast cleaner (auto dept at Wal Mart) pour into tank, finish by filling with water. hook above tool to air compressor, drop hose into tank, kick up 40-50psi on the compressor, and wala, pressure washer on a mini scale!!
Pull radio tray and motor and go to town. The orange peel in the cleaner acts as a cleaner plus it protects from rust. After cleaning, change to air gun and blow dry, car looks like new!!! Clean buggy in less than 15 minutes!!Best thing I have ever found!!

i have that. i have my psi way higher tho to get the grime off
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